Frida [Blu-ray] [2002]

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Overall Customer Rating:
Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars.
4.9
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 8)

Special Features

  • Salma Hayek conversation
  • Julie Taymore feature commentary
  • AFI Julie Taymor Q&A
  • Bill Moyers' Julie Taymor interview
  • Chavela Vargas interview
  • The vision, design and music of Frida
  • Salma's recording sessins
  • Real locations of Frida's life and art
  • Portrait of an artist
  • 2 visual effects pieces: "Amoeba Proteus", "The Brothers Quay"
  • The voice of Lila Downs

Synopsis

Frida
After being attached to a number of actors, directors, and producers, this long-gestating biography of one of Mexico's most prominent, iconoclastic painters reaches the screen under the guiding hand of producer/star Salma Hayek. Hayek ages some 30 years onscreen as she charts Frida Kahlo's life from feisty schoolgirl to Diego Rivera protégée to world-renowned artist in her own right. Frida details Kahlo's affluent upbringing in Mexico City, and her nurturing relationship with her traditional mother (Patricia Reyes Spindola) and philosophical father (Roger Rees). Having already suffered the crippling effects of polio, Kahlo sustains further injuries when a city bus accident nearly ends her life. But in her bed-ridden state, the young artist produces dozens upon dozens of pieces; when she recovers, she presents them to the legendary -- and legendarily temperamental -- Rivera (Alfred Molina), who takes her under his wing as an artist, a political revolutionary, and, inevitably, a lover. But their relationship is fraught with trouble, as the philandering Rivera traverses the globe painting murals, and Kahlo languishes in obscurity, longing to make her mark on her own. Frida was directed by Julie Taymor, whose Broadway production of The Lion King won her international acclaim. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Salma Hayek
    Salma Hayek - Frida Kahlo
  • Alfred Molina
    Alfred Molina - Diego Rivera
  • Geoffrey Rush
    Geoffrey Rush - Leon Trotsky
  • Ashley Judd
    Ashley Judd - Tina Modotti
  • Antonio Banderas
    Antonio Banderas - David Alfaro Siqueiros

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4.9 out of 54.9
8 Reviews
100%of customers recommend this product.

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